Upcoming Events

Benjamin Jealous Benjamin Jealous

Civil and Human Rights Leader, Former NAACP President, Venture Capitalist & Author
Tuesday, February 16, 4:00pm
Waldner Performing Arts Center







 “The Secret to Unleashing Inner Greatness”

A Rhodes scholar and the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP, Ben Jealous is known for being one of the most effective civil rights leaders of our day. However, it was not always clear that he would follow this path. In this speech, Jealous tells the inside history of more than 50 years of great civil rights battles, both known and unknown. He offers insight both into what our nation's greatest change agents have in common, and shows how we can all dramatically increase our capacity to make the world a better place.

This event is held in partnership with The Office of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming (ISLGP).

Chris Herren Chris Herren‌ 

Former NBA Basketball Player, founder of The Herren Project and Author
‌Tuesday, March 15, 7:00pm

Waldner Performing Arts Center









ReboundThe Chris Herren Story

Chris Herren realized his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA only to lose it all to the nightmare of drug addiction—first alcohol, then cocaine and oxycontin, finally heroin. 

Alcohol and drug-free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else.

Please join us for an inspiring presentation featuring former NBA professional basketball player, Chris Herren. It’s tale of a harrowing decent into addiction, a miraculous recovery and his new life mission: to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life.

This special event is part of the Vizzi Family Lectureship in Professional Excellence Series.

Professionalism Seminars

These seminars help students develop the professional behaviors and skills that are necessary for success in whatever career path they choose. Content focuses on the application of professionalism within the academic and workplace environments. All students, as well as the campus community, are invited to participate.